If you’ve ever removed a bush from next to your stucco wall, there is a decent chance you may have seen mildew staining it due to a combination of moisture and shade. Staining can happen for reasons other then a bush, but whatever the reason may be, my first recommendation is usually to wash the area with a Clorox/Water mixture; dish soap may also be included.
If this doesn’t do the trick:
You can always consider a whitewash on your stucco wall. Before you consider a whitewash, there is some things you should know. As with anything else, there are pros and cons to this decision and its up to you to decide what you want to do.
What is whitewashing stucco? Whitewashing stucco is basically adding a thin layer of watery cement (to allow for penetration of original stucco) onto your already stuccoed home in order to restore, refresh or recolor the homes look.
In conclusion, there are some pros and cons to whitewashing stucco. Knowing what they are is a vital key to making this decision. Many prefer it over painting, but many will tell you a layer of real stucco mix (with sand), although more expensive, can prove to be much more beneficial and long lasting.
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